Jeep: 20th Century and Beyond

Jeep: 20th Century and Beyond

Jeep: The Ultimate Man’s 4×4     Jeep: As Known By Real Men and Explorers There are stats and some experiences with Jeep. You didn’t think I was going to write about luxury, air-con 4×4 travel, did you? Ok, good. When we say Jeep, we mean real ‘can-do’ bundu bashing Jeep, as in the ¼ ton […]

African Talking Drum Secerets

African Talking Drum Secerets

Africa’s Musical Message Drums     Talking Drums Have Rhythm As a young boy in the bush, I had a Shangaan friend who was 5 years older than I. It stands to reason; he became my Bushveld tutor, who also introduced me to African musical instruments. One day, he trotted out a homemade guitar with […]

Sable Was Discovered in 1838

Sable Was Discovered in 1838

Sable, Respected Powerful Antelope     Sable Antelope and Their Story by Cornwallis Harris The Sable antelope (Hippotragus niger) was discovered in the Magaliesberg mountains on 13th December 1836, by non-other than the famous early African conservationist, artist and explorer Sir William Cornwallis Harris. Harris was born in Kent England on 2nd April 1807 and […]

LandCruiser Built For Bush Life

LandCruiser Built For Bush Life

Land Cruiser is a Legend in Africa     Made for Comfort and an Easy Ride Say “Land Cruiser” and everyone knows it’s a Toyota 4×4. A short story, but a very easy one to understand, if you know what you’re looking at. This is about a specific Land Cruiser and the way it was […]

African Wildlife: The Big Five

African Wildlife: The Big Five

 Some of Africa’s Big Five Facts     Did You Know – Leopard Did you know that leopards have unusually long whiskers? This is a useful feature for an animal who hunts in the darkness and allows it to determine if a gap is big enough to fit through. The long stiff hairs growing around […]

Bushveld Wildlife Fauna - Flora

Bushveld Wildlife Fauna – Flora

Bushveld Wildlife     Sorting through the latest photos, we found a hodge-podge of pics…Sometimes there aren’t enough for a whole story. Sometimes the subject leave too soon or the images aren’t clear enough. Then there are the times (often) when that quick coffee on the patio turns into a major photo op… And the […]

Sundowner: African Lion Art Oil

Sundowner: African Lion Art Oil

“Sundowner” – Portrait of a Kalahari Lion     African Lion Art From the press release.Oils on canvas – mounted on board, measuring 510 x 690 mm (20 in x 27 in) – unframed. “Sundowner” Set in an African sunset. Lion Portrait in Oils by Moz. “Sundowner” is available as limited edition prints on canvas, […]

Shy Retiring: Little Steenbok

Shy Retiring: Little Steenbok

After the Big Five     Not so Big, not so Glamorous From armor-plated pangolin to dainty steenbok, nature always serves up surprises… There’s so much more than just the big glamorous animals. While international causes like the black rhino bring attention to the plight of wildlife in our modern world, the park is home to […]

Wild Side: Kruger National Park

Wild Side: Kruger National Park

Playing Hooky     One Mans Loss… Thought I’d share a typical day at the Kruger with you. Although M and I have spent a lot of time in the bush, much of it in Timbavati, on the Western border of the Kruger Park, where M’s family had farms; we had never actually been into […]

Leopard Portrait - Art in Oils

Leopard Portrait – Art in Oils

“Anticipation”     Leopard Portrait in Oils by Moz “Anticipation” is available in a small run of limited edition signed prints on canvas, prices ranging $50.00 to $150.00. To contact the artist on a secure link click here. If you would like to commission Moz for an oil painting of your own choice, contact the artist […]

When Nature Gets the Blues

When Nature Gets the Blues

Poisonous Blue?     In Africa, softly hued dawns and spectacular sunsets allude to blue with suggestions of lilac and purples but true blue can be hard to find. In fact, in the natural world, blue is precious; rare and valued, iconic even. Blue stones – like turquoise, sapphire and lapis lazuli – dazzle us […]

Mozambique Tourism - New Growth

Mozambique Tourism – New Growth

My One Day Mozambique Trip     Most African countries experience an unsettled and often violent change after independence and Mozambique was no exception. But the good news is that this incredibly beautiful country is returning to peace and tourism is helping drive the restoration. A quick trip into Mozambique is a great way to […]

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